SCORING

Online Round – 50 Points Total

10 points each:

1. Artistry (creativity, aesthetically pleasing, expressive, imaginative) 

2. Execution & skill (form, point, extension, level of difficulty, body posture, placement, etc.) 

3. Variety of moves among floor work, spins and tricks. 

4. Presentation (music choice, costume, attitude, style, visual personality) 

5. Completion of Required Moves For Division Applying For

  • All scores will be combined for a final result.
  • Those participants with the top scores for each division totaled among all judges will be our finalists.
  • All applicants will receive feedback on their submission from each of the online judges.

Online Submission Requirements:

ALL NOVICE & JUNIOR DIVISIONS:

  • The video must be entitled, “Florida Aerial Arts Championship 2020 (insert apparatus, division, and candidate name here)”
  • Video can be uploaded to YouTube, Vimeo, or Facebook, and can be listed privately or publicly (however an unlisted link must be provided with the application if the video is posted privately).
  • Candidates must submit a 2:30 – 3:00 minute long, unedited video of their skills. 
  • There are no required moves that need to be included in the video.

Silks Amateur Division:

  • The video must be entitled, “Florida Aerial Arts Championship 2020 Silks Amateur Division (insert candidate name here)”
  • Video can be uploaded to YouTube, Vimeo, or Facebook, and can be listed privately or publicly (however an unlisted link must be provided with the application if the video is posted privately).
  • Candidates must submit a 2:30 – 3:00 minute long, unedited video of their skills with the following moves required:
  • One invert 
  • One basic climb 
  • Split
  • Foot Lock

Only single drops permitted NO UNLOCKED DROPS (Meaning no drops where you are catching as you fall).

Silks Semi-Pro Division:

  • The video must be entitled, “Florida Aerial Arts Championship 2020 Silks Semi-Pro Division (insert candidate name here)”
  • Video can be uploaded to YouTube, Vimeo, or Facebook, and can be listed privately or publicly (however an unlisted link must be provided with the application if the video is posted privately).
  • Candidates must submit a 2:30 – 3:00 minute long, unedited video of their skills with the following moves required:

One aerial invert 

  • Minimum of one non-basic climb. 
  • Split
  • Foot Lock

Only single drops permitted NO UNLOCKED DROPS (Meaning no drops where you are catching as you fall).

Silks Pro Division:

  • The video must be entitled, “Florida Aerial Arts Championship 2020 Silks Pro Division (insert candidate name here)”
  • Video can be uploaded to YouTube, Vimeo, or Facebook, and can be listed privately or publicly (however an unlisted link must be provided with the application if the video is posted privately).
  • Candidates must submit a 3:00 – 3:30 minute long, unedited video of their skills with the following moves required:
  • Two drops*
  • Minimum of one inverted climb
  • Split
  • Straight arm, straight leg invert

Lyra Amateur Division

  • The video must be entitled, “Florida Aerial Arts Championship 2020 Lyra Amateur Division (insert candidate name here)”
  • Video can be uploaded to YouTube, Vimeo, or Facebook, and can be listed privately or publicly (however an unlisted link must be provided with the application if the video is posted privately).
  • Candidates must submit a 2:30 – 3:00 minute long, unedited video of their skills with the following moves required:
  • One invert
  • Split
  • Straddle Mount**

Lyra Semi-Pro Division

  • The video must be entitled, “Florida Aerial Arts Championship 2020 Lyra Semi-Pro Division (insert candidate name here)”
  • Video can be uploaded to YouTube, Vimeo, or Facebook, and can be listed privately or publicly (however an unlisted link must be provided with the application if the video is posted privately).
  • Candidates must submit a 2:30 – 3:00 minute long, unedited video of their skills with the following moves required:
  • One drop* 
  • Minimum of one type of invert
  • Split
  • Pike Mount**

Three points of contact at all times above the bottom bar with exceptions of mounting the top bar. This can be done with either a pike or a straddle. Under the bottom bar, no foot and heel hangs. (All mounts under bottom bar allowed, and one arm/elbow hangs are permitted).

Lyra Pro Division

  • The video must be entitled, “Florida Aerial Arts  Championship 2020 Lyra Pro Division (insert candidate name here)”
  • Video can be uploaded to YouTube, Vimeo, or Facebook, and can be listed privately or publicly (however an unlisted link must be provided with the application if the video is posted privately).
  • Candidates must submit a 3:00 – 3:30 minute long, unedited video of their skills with the following moves required:
  • Two drops* 
  • Minimum of two types of inverts – one with straight legs
  • Split
  • Balance of strength and flexibility

*A drop on lyra is when you cannot control the speed and momentum with your hands or legs. Going one level of the lyra to the next with momentum. 

**A mount on lyra is considered anything a performer is doing to get inside of the lyra from the floor. An invert is anything done inside or on top of the lyra, once inside/on it where your hips are lifted over the head. 

Final Round

Emphasis will be placed on overall performance.

Equal points will be possible within all areas of scoring – someone with superior strength or tricks will not have a disproportionate advantage over someone with superior form and artistry. This will basically come down to which performance is the most riveting for the audience to watch!

Points will be awarded based on the following criteria:

All Divisions:

Basic Elements – 1 – 15 Points Each

  • Artistry/Presentation (15 points max.) Artistry refers to the artistic and theatrical elements including musicality, costume choice, and choreography. To achieve the highest point allocation, the athlete should demonstrate intentional movement, creativity, a clear theme or storyline, and high levels of audience engagement throughout the entire performance.
  • Execution & Skill (15 points max.) Execution refers to the safe and controlled completion of aerial tricks and combinations. To achieve the highest point allocation, the athlete should enter, exit and hold moves without re-grips, slips, falls, strain, struggle or uncertainty. It should look effortless. 
  • Difficulty (10 points max.) Difficulty refers to the overall level of difficulty of individual moves, combinations, and uniqueness of transitions. In order to display the highest level of difficulty to the judges, the athlete should perform tricks, combinations, and transitions with full extension and mobility, which are flowing and balanced within the routine. 
  • Variety of Movement (10 points max.) This refers to the athlete’s ability to demonstrate a range of movement on and off the apparatus, including a diverse selection of tricks, dancing, and dynamic movement.

Total 60 points – including Compulsory points as outlined below:

  • 1-2 possible points will be awarded for each compulsory move.
  • Compulsory moves will be judged based on proper execution, correct body alignment, musicality and entry and transition out of the move with creativity and proper form.

Final (Competition) Round Required Moves 

All candidates must perform a choreographed routine between 2:30 – 3:30 minutes depending on the division. The routine does not have to be the same as the submission video.

 Novice & Junior: SONG MAXIMUM 3:00

  • There are no required or restricted moves for either division.

Silks Semi-Pro: SONG MAXIMUM 3:00

  1. One aerial invert 
  2. Minimum of one non-basic climb. 
  3. Split
  4. Foot Lock

Only single drops permitted NO UNLOCKED DROPS (Meaning no drops where you are catching as you fall). Floor work not to exceed 15% of the routine.

Silks Pro: SONG MAXIMUM 3:30

  1. Two drops*
  2. Minimum of one inverted climb
  3. Split
  4. Straight arm, straight leg invert

Floor work not to exceed 15% of routine

Lyra Semi-Pro: SONG MAXIMUM 3:00

  1. One drop* 
  2. Minimum of one type of invert
  3. Split
  4. Pike Mount**

Floor work not to exceed 15% of routine

Three points of contact at all times above the bottom bar with exceptions of mounting the top bar. This can be done with either a pike or a straddle. Under the bottom bar, no foot and heel hangs. (All mounts under bottom bar allowed, and one arm/elbow hangs are permitted).

Lyra Pro: SONG MAXIMUM 3:30

  1. Two drops* 
  2. Minimum of two types of inverts – one with straight legs
  3. Split
  4. Balance of strength and flexibility

Floor work not to exceed 15% of routine

Questions on acceptable moves or clarification on moves can contact us at any time. 

Deductions/Disqualifications:

  • Inversion Restriction (3 Points of Contact on Lyra) 2 points each                 (AMATEUR & SEMI-PRO DIVISIONS ONLY)
  • Costume Malfunction/Coverage                                                                            
  • General Rule Violations                                                                                          
  • Use of Unsecure/Unsafe Moves                                                                            
  • Any contact with truss, rigging, lights or cables                                           
  • Slips/Falls                                                                                               
  • Failure to Perform Required Moves (-2 points per missed requirement)
  • Unapproved props
  • Non-radio-edit language
  • Exceeding maximum performance time
  • Disregarding instructions from competition staff, including volunteers
  • Disregarding instructions from the head rigger
  • Violation of the Code of Conduct
  • Plagiarism of choreography on your apparatus or on floor work
  • Disrespectful or demanding language or actions toward or about judges
  • Deductions are at the discretion of the judges and the amount deducted may vary between judges, just as the amount granted per criteria may vary between judges
  • Showing ANY misconduct or behavior (including online) that would defame the character, reputation, and image of the Florida Aerial Arts Championship.
  • Failing to submit required materials – athlete contract, music, photo, etc.
  • Failing to appear on time at the competitor check-in meeting.
  • Bullying or harassing another competitor, performer or affiliate of the FAAC. See policy HERE.
  • If the organizers feel you are intoxicated or unsafe to perform due to the consumption of drugs or alcohol, you will be immediately disqualified.
  • For delegates and the winners of the Florida Aerial Arts Championship, violation of any of the event code of conduct, rules, regulations, terms, and conditions of this Agreement will result in disqualification and dethronement.
  • For delegates and the winners of the Florida Aerial Arts Championship, determination by the Organizer that any of your representations made in your Application Form, this agreement, and/or any other information you supplied in connection with the event, prove to be false and/or inaccurate will result in disqualification and dethronement.

TIE BREAKER

In the case of a tie in the highest overall score, the highest execution score will be used. In case of a tie in the execution score, the winner will be determined by a deliberation by the judges. 

SCORING RUBRIC

10 – 9: Superior, expert. No faults or errors.
8 – 7: Above average. Minimal faults or errors.
6 – 5: Average, passable, competent, common. Some faults or errors.

4 – 3. Basic, fundamental, simple, beginner. Regular faults or errors.

2 – 1: Limited, reserved, restrained. Many faults or errors. 

SCORE CARDS:

  • Scores and feedback be made available to each individual competitor within 10 days of the competition by request.
  • Scorecards will not be made public. The decisions of the judges are final.